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General Support
 
2-1-1 is the statewide resource center for information
and referrals, and it comes with the support and expertise of a national network of referral experts.
 
North Kingstown Department of Social and Human Resources
The Social and Human Services Department, located at the 
Senior Center, can address the social and human service needs 
of all North Kingstown residents, regardless of age.
 
Tri-County Community Action
Located at 415 Tower Hill Road, Tri-County Community Action seeks to provide accessible, quality, and comprehensive social, educational, health, prevention, and other services to people in need.  
 
Run by Tri-County Community Action for residents of Washington and Kent County, this programs works to support families by connecting them with local services and community programs.  Call 866-840-6532.
 
Nutrition Assistance
 
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
The SNAP Program, formerly known as Food Stamps, helps 
individuals and families buy food. If you are struggling 
financially to buy food and provide nutritious meals, you may 
be eligible for SNAP. 
 
Provides emergency food assistance and services to individuals
and families in North Kingstown to help with short-term needs.
 
 
Housing Related
Offers fair, affordable and innovative lending programs, Provides housing related education to consumers and others. Promotes  and finances sensible development that builds healthy, vibrant communities Provides housing grants and subsidies to Rhode Islanders with the greatest need.  
 
Families can apply for this federal program which provides housing assistance in the form of a "voucher" so tenants can find a home that fits their needs.  Tenants required to pay 30-40% of their gross household incomes in rent and utilities. Must apply online through the Centralized Wait List.
 
 

Helps income eligible families pay their heating bills. 
HEAP is a grant. You are not required to repay it.

Housing Search RI
This is Rhode Island's free online housing listing and
search engine, where you can find everything from
affordable rental and for-sale homes to resources to
help you in your home search. 

Family Shelters
Family Shelters across the state of Rhode Island are
managed through a single Coordinated Entry System.  
If your family needs immediate shelter, call
401-277-4316.  

Childcare

Rhode Island Works (RIW) Program
Rhode Island Works, RI’s Temporary Assistance to Needy
Families program, offers temporary cash assistance, child
care assistance, and help finding job training or a job.

Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP)
Supports low-income working families by providing access
to affordable, high-quality early care and afterschool programs.

Healthcare

WellOne Community Health Center
Dental, behavioral health, and primary care services available
on a sliding scale for all family members.  Located in North 
Kingstown at 308 Callahan Road.

Transportation

Rhode Island Public Transit
Provides affordable transportation throughout the state.

Other
 
Threads of Good News Clothing Ministry
Managed by the Quidnessett Baptist Church, located at 6456 
Post Road in North Kingstown.  Provides slightly used clothing
for infants, children, and adults in the community, free of charge.
All are welcome.  Open Tuesday - Friday, 10:00-2:00.
 
Managed by the Westminster Unitarian Church in East Greenwich, 
The Sharing Locker provides non-food and pet products for 
people in need.  Open the third Saturday of every month from
10:00-1:00.  All are welcome.